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  1. Jordan - Criminal and penal law - International agreement

    Joint Action Plan Between Jordan and the United States on Combating Smuggling of Nuclear and Radioactive Material. - Legislation Online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2016-03-01 | INT-2016-IA-105629

    The plan lays out a general framework with clear-cut goals to institutionalize cooperation between concerned Jordanian bodies and similar authorities in the U.S. with the aim of devising a Jordanian response designed to combat the smuggling of nuclear and radioactive materials.

    The plan sets the ground for closer mutual technical cooperation and will contribute to providing the Kingdom with the latest technological equipment. It also aims at building a robust nuclear safety system as the Kingdom has an ambitious program to harness nuclear energy.

  2. Jordan - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Law No. 7 of 2015 ratifying an International Agreement on the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2015-03-01 | Date of entry into force: 2015-03-01 | JOR-2015-L-103024

    The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan ratifies the International Agreement on the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism.

  3. Jordan - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Law No. 9 of 2004 on Prisons and Reinsertion Centres

    Adoption: 2004-01-20 | JOR-2004-L-70509

    Regulates the establishment and administration of prisons and reinsertion centres as well as the inspection of those centres. Articles 10 to 21 regulate how prisoners are to be treated during their detention and release. Prisoners have the right to contact a lawyer when necessary, consult their file, inform their families of the place where they are detained, correspond with family and friends, receive visits, practice a religion, contact a diplomatic representative of their country if they are foreigners and undertake studies or training. In addition, pregnant prisoners are to receive treatment appropriate to their condition and children, up to the age of three years, may stay with their mothers in prison. Prisoners condemned to death are to be isolated and put under surveillance day and night. The employment of prisoners is dealt with in article 21.
    The Act also regulates health and social protection of the prisoners; the establishment of the High Committee on Prisons and Reinsertion; as well as sanctions.

  4. Jordan - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Provisional Law No. 54 of 2001 amending the Penal Code.

    Adoption: 2001-10-02 | Date of entry into force: 2001-10-08 | JOR-2001-L-61365

    Amends Article 147 of the original law (No. 16 of 1960) to provide for a definition of terrorism that encompasses all violent acts aimed at disturbing public order or exposing the safety and integrity of society to danger. The new law provides for penalties of imprisonment with hard labour for acts of terrorism and subversion.

  5. Jordan - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Law No. 11 of 1996 to amend the Penal Code.

    Adoption: 1996-12-17 | Date of entry into force: 1996-12-25 | JOR-1996-L-46969

    Amends section 421 of the Penal Code concerning penalties imposed on persons committing acts related to the issuance of cheques and their solvability.

  6. Jordan - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Penal Code of Jordan (No. 16 of 1960).

    Adoption: 1960-11-05 | JOR-1960-L-79914

    Contains provisions for crimes. In particular Title 2 provides for penal provisions and penalties.

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